With the increasing problem in Solid waste in Barangay New Barili, we were alarmed that sooner or later it will contaminate the primary source of their water, the river.
New Barili is situated on the highlands of Tampilisan. It supports a community of about a thousand or more. From the top you can see tufts of green in the landscape and a river flowing by.
The river which is their primary source of water for drinking is vulnerable to pollution. With its location, anything that people toss from above can be blown or washed in to the river.
From the river, the water is placed on a reservoir of cemented tanks then distributed to every household.
With our desires to promote health and prevent diseases by avoiding contamination of their source of water, we made a program on proper solid waste management. And to start with, we conducted water sampling in 4 major water tanks of the Barangay to make a baseline data for our project. And the result shows that it is clear and safe for drinking. So the next task now is how to maintain it.
ADZU-SOM Level 2